How ready is ready? Measuring physical preparedness for severe storms

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Ryan, Barbara and King, Rachel. 2020. "How ready is ready? Measuring physical preparedness for severe storms." Natural Hazards. 104, pp. 171-199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-020-04164-9
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How ready is ready? Measuring physical preparedness for severe storms

ERA Journal ID1986
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsRyan, Barbara (Author) and King, Rachel (Author)
Journal TitleNatural Hazards
Journal Citation104, pp. 171-199
Number of Pages29
Year2020
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN0921-030X
1573-0840
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-020-04164-9
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04164-9
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This paper investigates use of inventories, or checklists of activities, as an emergency management tool to motivate preparedness action in individuals. It develops the inventory concept to provide the foundation for a more targeted approach to storm preparation communication and community engagement. It also examines the potential efficacy of alternatives to paper-based checklists, such as web or smartphone applications. Academic and grey literature was reviewed to collect activities for a storm inventory for emergency agencies to measure individual preparedness and for individuals to measure their preparation progress. The resulting master list was refined for application and tested for useability in a pilot study of semi-structured interviews in a storm-susceptible community in Queensland, Australia. Also, clustering items by type of preparedness activity reveal where strengths and weaknesses exist in individual preparedness. For instance, preparation for leaving and safety planning were shown to be the areas of weakest activity in the pilot sample, while preparation of the house for a storm was the strongest area. In addition, behaviour change literature shows potential for effective use of an inventory-based smartphone application in motivating preparation activity. Data collected by a storm preparedness smartphone application could show where a communication or engagement program for targeted communities should be focused. It is supported by health literature that identifies preferences of individuals to make progress on complex tasks in stages, the value of lists to achievement of goals and demonstrated increase in uptake of activities prompted by smartphone applications over web or paper-based diaries.

KeywordsStorm, preparation, disaster, hazard, checklist, inventory
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020479999. Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified
449999. Other human society not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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